What poem says the world ends “Not with a bang but a whimper”? July 14, 2020February 18, 2012 by Pamela Landy T. S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men” (1925) says the world ends “Not with a bang but a whimper”. Related Answers Who wrote the book on which Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) is based? What poem ends with: “And we are here as on a darkling plain/Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,/Where ignorant armies clash by night”? What poet in what poem says “I am the master of my fate/I am the captain of my soul”? What is the name of the minor-league team in Mark Harris’s Bang the Drum Slowly (1956)? What are the “ends of man” in Hinduism? Who is the actor who says to Claude Rains at the end of Notorious (1946), “Alex, will you come in please? I wish to talk to you”?